Women’s Soccer Injuries and Football Notes

Chrissy Lozier, a Dartmouth College women's soccer player, is currently sidelined by an injury. (Mark Washburn - Dartmouth College)

Chrissy Lozier, a Dartmouth College women's soccer player, is currently sidelined by an injury. (Mark Washburn - Dartmouth College)

Damaging Losses: The Dartmouth College women’s soccer team is a banged-up outfit as the Ivy League season approaches.

The Big Green first lost the services of striker Tasha Wilkins for the season because of a lingering ankle injury suffered last year. Wilkins scored five goals last season. Defenders Kristen Vondrak and Laura Thurber have been out since the start of the season.

Now, senior midfielder Chrissy Lozier, an All-Ivy honoree last season, could be out for a month with a lower leg injury suffered during Friday’s scoreless tie at St. John’s. Defender Kate Castillo was also banged up in that match and none of the players listed above played in Sunday’s 1-0 defeat of visiting Maine.

“We had totally different personnel on the field today, but it gave other people an opportunity to show what they can do,” said coach Theresa Romagnolo, whose team improved to 2-3-1.

Dartmouth hosts Massachusetts-Lowell on Thursday and opens Ivy play at Brown on Sept. 29.

Notes from Butler: A few notes from Saturday’s Dartmouth football game at Butler, won 30-23 by the Big Green in Indianapolis, Ind.

Dominick Pierre was the first Dartmouth runner since Nick Schwieger in 2011 to run for three touchdowns… The Big Green chartered a Jet Blue plane out of Manchester for its trip here. The team stopped at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after landing and numerous players dropped down to kiss the fabled brick strip at the finish line. Quarterback Dalyn Williams was not among them. “Disgusting!” he exclaimed. “Some traditions are made to be broken.”…

Injured starters Chai Reece and Kirby Schoenthaler, a cornerback and a receiver, made the trip while acting as team managers… Dartmouth’s 62-man travel roster included eight freshmen: receiver Houston Brown, defensive back Danny McManus, offensive lineman David Morrison, tight end Blake Orvis, linebacker Folarin Orimolade, defensive end Brandon Cooper, punter Ben Kepley and long snapper Graydon Peterson. Touted recruits Jacob Siwicki, a running back, and Joseph Cook, a receiver, did not make the trip…

At least 500 Dartmouth fans were in attendance at the 5,647-seat Butler Bowl, where attendance was announced at 3,194. Alumni groups from Chicago, Cincinnati and St. Louis sent buses to the game… The Bowl, which features grassy hills at either end and sits below historic Hinkle Field House. The Bowl once sat 36,000 but underwent a $2.6 million renovation in 2010…

Butler ran on to the field led by Blue III, or “Trip”, as the bulldog mascot is known. Blue II died earlier this month at 9 and the football players are wearing a pair of bone-shaped decals on the front of their helmets to honor him… One of Riley Lyons’ extra points sailed over a fence atop a hill and out of the Bowl... Quarterbacks Alex Park and Williams could stretch their legs while sitting in the exit row on the flights to and from Indiana. “That’s because they’re the most important people on this plane,” said defensive end Cody Fulleton, somewhat tongue in cheek... The Big Green arrived back in Hanover at roughly 4 a.m. Sunday...

Former Lebanon High standout Cody Patch, now a Dartmouth junior, has been switched from running back to defensive back after a good showing at the latter position in the first JV game.